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Comparison of Video-based Versus Written Patient Education on Sunscreen Behavior


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Dermatology Disease, Skin Cancer

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Trial Information

Comparison of Video-based Versus Written Patient Education on Sunscreen Behavior


We plan to conduct a randomized, controlled trial comparing the effect of video-based
patient education with written instruction on subjects' adherence to sunscreen application.

Subjects randomized to the video-based education arm will be instructed to watch a video on
the importance of sunscreen application and the proper technique of applying sunscreen.
Subjects randomized to the written education arm will receive written information on the
importance of sunscreen application and the proper technique of applying sunscreen. The
contents of the video and the written educational materials will be comparable.

At the end of the study period, 3 months later, subjects will be interviewed via telephone
regarding their sunscreen application behavior during the last month of the study period.
Subjects will also be interviewed regarding their comprehension and attitude towards
video-based and written education materials.


Inclusion Criteria:



- 18 years of age or older at time of consent, may be men or women.

- Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.

- Capable of giving informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Non-English speaking individuals

- Individuals with a known allergy to sunscreens

- Individuals with a history of psoriasis, because phototherapy has been shown to be
beneficial for their skin condition

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)

Outcome Measure:

Sunscreen application behavior.

Outcome Time Frame:

3 months

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

April W Armstrong, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of California, Davis

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

200816689-1

NCT ID:

NCT00826306

Start Date:

January 2009

Completion Date:

August 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Dermatology Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • patient education
  • dermatology patient education
  • sunscreen
  • sunscreen education
  • skin cancer
  • Skin Neoplasms

Name

Location

University of California Davis Department of DermatologySacramento, California  95816